Knight, Mount, Cavalier

Knight, Mount, Cavalier is all about physicalization and support. Make sure your students have stretched!

Rules:

Students get into pairs of Player A and Player B.

The Director will call out one of three physical poses, either Knight, Mount or Cavalier, which are as follows:

Knight: Player A gets down on one knee. Player B puts one foot on Player A’s knee and one hand in the air, is if brandishing a sword high.

Mount: Player B gets on all fours as a horse would; Player A mounts Player B like a rider.

Cavalier: Player A extends his/her arms; Player B jumps into Player A’s arms like a damsel (or dude-damsel) in distress.

Students must hold and support each pose until the Director calls a new one.

Objectives:

To physically attack an offer or impulse (but not your scene partner), to share space and focus, and to find the joy in physical scenework.

Comments:

Safety is important here; so pairing students evenly according to height/weight isn’t a bad idea. Speed and accuracy are key, as well!